Family farewells Captain Tom at funeral

An emotional farewell from Captain Sir Tom's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore.

As she bid farewell to the former officer who raised millions of pounds for Britain's health service during the pandemic.

"In all our musings and discussions we never, ever imagined what the last year of your life would be like. Who would have thought our little family gesture would become what it did. The first humble goal of £100 that quickly became a thousand believing that would be tough enough. We just could not believe it, could we, when it reached £38.9 million. We are so proud of the way you handled everything that happened.''

"They too saw your belief in kindness and the fundamental goodness of the human spirit.

A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force fly-past marked the funeral for the World War Two veteran.

Moore died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19.

Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his efforts.

In line with current restrictions, the funeral at Bedford Crematorium in central England was attended by just eight members of Moore's immediate family.

"We are so proud of everything you achieved and promise to keep your legacy alive.

Six soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, the modern incarnation of Moore's wartime regiment, carried his coffin.

An honor guard of 14 fired three volleys into the air, and a World War Two-era Douglas C-47 Dakota performed a fly-past.

Once restrictions permit, the family plan to inter Moore's ashes in Yorkshire, northern England, where he will rest with his parents and grandparents.

Video Transcript

- An emotional farewell from Captain Sir Tom's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, as she bid farewell to the former officer who raised millions of pounds for Britain's health service during the pandemic.

HANNAH INGRAM-MOORE: In all our musings and discussions, we never, ever imagined what the last year of your life would be like. Who would have thought our little family gesture would become what it did, the first humble goal of 100 pounds that quickly became 1,000, believing that would be tough enough? We just couldn't believe it, could we, when it reached 38.9 million pounds. We are so proud of the way you handled everything that happened.

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- A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force flypast marked the funeral for the World War II veteran. Moore died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his efforts. In line with current restrictions, the funeral at Bedford Crematorium in Central England was attended by just eight members of Moore's immediate family.

HANNAH INGRAM-MOORE: We are also proud of everything you have achieved and promised to keep your legacy alive.

- Six soldiers from the Yorkshire regiment, the modern incarnation of Moore's wartime regiment, carried his coffin. And honor guard of 14 fired three volleys into the air and World War II era Douglas C-47 Dakota performed a flypast. Once restrictions permit, the family plan to inter Moore's ashes in Yorkshire, Northern England, where he will rest with his parents and grandparents.